Next to horse crap
Worst tyres ever bought,
235/35R19, had them out in a fwd skoda octavia,
After 13,000kms of highway driving the REAR tyres were almost bold?!?! The fronts were at approx 60%
Even the guys at the tyre shop were amazed,
Got told a rep would contact me in a day or so to organise something for me...two months later still waiting
Worst customer service by nexen,
Very good bang for buck wet tyre
My criteria for tyre selection is based on wet weather performance, primarily braking and lateral grip. You can get better wet tyres than this but at twice the price plus. I have come off the Goodyear Assymet 2's which were a better tyre and yes twice the price and wore out quickly. Having said that for a passenger car that is not doing track work or spirited driving I don't believe you can go by the Nexens. They are on the front of a diesel fwd vehicle and more than adequate for the task at hand. When pushed in the wet they have good lateral ...grip progressing to predictable and controllable understeer. There appears to be no nasty secrets with the tyre when near or at the limit and in a wet slalom situation,punches well above its weight. At $460 for four tyres fitted and balanced in 235/45/17 they are very hard to pass by and a much safer option for your family. It is early days yet so I cannot comment on any mid wear issues. Road noise is low and there appears no great difference in rolling resistance.
Have to say pretty impressed with these I have them on my Honda Civic Type R (2009) and previous to putting these on I had Bridgestone Potenzas on. I will be honest these put those bridgestones to shame. I was a bit sceptical about these at first because of the price different but I had heard from someone who had the Nexen n6000 that they were pretty good. I took the plunge and wasn't disappointed. They are very comfortable even with the hard ride of the type R and they are quiet too, I use my car as my daily driver so I wanted comfort, noise level and grip to be a big part in my decision. Hope this helps anyone looking at these.
Questions & Answers
What is its fuel economy rate?
The rolling resistance seems to be good enough, so the fuel economy is a bit better than with the old tyres but only just. This could also be because the old tyres were very worn, so i had more wheel spin under traction.
Does this tyre have rim protection?
Mate.. I haven't come across many low profile tyres that have good rim protection... My last tyres (potenzas) had no more than these... They're average
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